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2019 Annual School Health Interdisciplinary Program Advancing Innovation and Best Practices in School Health

August 7, 2019 - August 8, 2019


PANDAS AND PANS: What You Need to Know
PANDAS is the acronym for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A diagnosis of PANDAS is considered when there is a close relationship between a strep infection and the onset or worsening of an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or a tic disorder. PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) is used to describe a larger class of acute onset OCD. Participants will learn about the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and effect of PANDAS and PANS in the school, home, and peer interactions from a pediatrician, nurse, parents, and a first-hand account from a student.

Azam Baig, MD, FAAP – South River Pediatrics

Barbara Obst, MSEd, BSN, NCSN – Specialized Health Care Interagency Collaboration Coordinator Kennedy Krieger Institute